A Lost Graduation

June 5th, 2014
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We all have sat through graduation ceremonies that we thought would never end.

The reading of the names of the graduates seems to go on and on and I usually zone out until I hear the name of the person that I care about.  Then I suddenly pay attention, take a few pictures and clap and yell for the graduate I know.

But as mundane and routine as a graduation ceremony can sometimes be, think about the families behind each one of those names and the hours of work and the years of love and constructive support that went into … Read More


May 22nd, 2012
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I spent the weekend with thousands of dreamers: young men and women who after four years of study and hard work at Fordham University graduated with a degree in their field of study.  Some have jobs and some do not but I would say that all are ready to set the world on fire with their enthusiasm in order to contribute to making the world a better place. It was a perfectly planned and executed commencement ceremony and I was one proud mama watching my son give his speech as Salutatorian and later accept his diploma.  Singer Tony Bennett and… Read More